At Vertas Group we recognise that we have a responsibility to protect and enhance the environment we work in, creating a lasting legacy for future generations to come.
For us, this means committing to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment, particularly our emissions to air, land and water, and continually improving our environmental performance.
We strive to work collaboratively with our stakeholders, clients, suppliers, contractors and local communities to support their environmental aspirations and to drive positive environmental change throughout our supply chain.
Operating in a sustainable way has always been close to our hearts as it’s one of our company values. We’ve started our journey to Net Zero, with the aim to achieve Carbon Net Zero by 2030.
The Group has appointed Planet Mark, a sustainability consultant, to support our commitment to Net Zero. The Planet Mark programme has enabled us to set and deliver a credible Net Zero plan including target-setting, planning, roadmap creation, carbon reduction initiatives for Scope 1, 2 and 3, ongoing annual governance and offsetting as well as stakeholder engagement and communications.
Planet Mark believes we must all work together to embrace sustainability which of course is wholly in line with the Vertas Group values of partnership and sustainability. Planet Mark works passionately with organisations to empower their people to halt the climate crisis and improve society in everything they do.
We look forward to continuing this partnership with our consultant in order to efficiently and effectively achieve our Net Zero 2030 goals.
Ian Surtees MBA FIoD, Chief Executive Officer, Vertas Group, comments: “The Group is committed to being a carbon net zero organisation by 2030 and we will continue to innovate and reduce our footprint and impact over the next 8 years, this means committing to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment, particularly continually improving our environmental performance. Not only does our commitment mean we will be leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come but it also contributes to broader business benefits; it’s our way of making the difference. At Vertas we are aware that we have a responsibility to embrace our ESG responsibilities by actively looking for opportunities to improve our environmental impact and contribute to the wellbeing of our people and communities – in everything that we do. We strive to give something back to the local communities in which we operate.”